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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:47:51 am 
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Britannia #3 (Gorham Variant) (2016) Original Cover Art framed with all four original preliminary cover sketch concepts by Adam Gorham.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:49:09 am 
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X-O Manowar #44 (Segovia 1:20 Variant) (2012) Original Cover Art by Stephan Segovia.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:50:05 am 
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Archer & Armstrong #11 (Perez Variant) (2012) Original Cover Art by Pere Perez.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:53:40 am 
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Harbinger: Bleeding Monk #0 (2014) Page #22 Original Interior Page Art by Mico Suayan.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:07:00 am 
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Bloodshot: Reborn #1 (LaRosa Variant) (2015) Original Cover Art by Lewis LaRosa.

Is that Kay McHenry?

Is that Magic?

I was talking with Lewis in early 2015 about purchasing his original cover art for Divinity #1 (LaRosa 1:40 Variant), Divinity #2 (LaRosa 1:30 Variant), Ninjak #1 (LaRosa Regular), Unity #17 (LaRosa Regular), and Imperium #2 (LaRosa 1:25).

While LaRosa offered a compelling and/or fair price, I was unable to financially justify buying all of his covers (at that time) and made the decision to NOT purchase the original cover art for Divinity #1 (LaRosa 1:40 Variant) and Divinity #2 (LaRosa 1:30 Variant). CLEARLY, I regret the decision to not purchase both Divinity covers as they would have later been the perfect compliments in completing my Divinity collection.

While completing our deal for Ninjak #1, Unity #17, and Imperium #2, Lewis offered to include this Bloodshot: Reborn cover as part of a four cover package deal. At the time, it appeared that this was going to be the cover for Bloodshot: Reborn #2; however, I was pleasantly surprised to later discover that this cover would be not only used for Bloodshot: Reborn #1, but also for the Bloodshot: Reborn #1 (LaRosa 1:100 Sketch Variant).

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:17:05 am 
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Harbinger #18 (Robinson 1:20 Variant) (2012) Original Cover Art by Andrew Robinson.

I watched this cover go unsold for YEARS, but was unable to justify purchasing it whenever I would think about it (I usually had another art deal pending). However, over time this piece really grew on me, as it is not only a visually stunning, iconic and memorable Harbinger cover that perfectly represents that period of Valiant history, but also because it features Pete, Faith, and Flamingo in action with the Bleeding Monk watching in the background.

And that shoe.

That shoe is awesome.

In the final published version, the shoe was altered to be a solid and plain color, and a floating/meditating image of the Bleeding Monk was super imposed over the face of the Bleeding Monk as seen on the original cover art. Additionally, bullets were super imposed later as well in the final published version.

It is also interesting to note that this cover was listed for sale initially as the cover for Harbinger Wars #1 which was released in 2013 several months prior to the release of Harbinger #18. Was this cover intended to be used for Harbinger Wars #1? Highly possible.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:29:40 am 
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Shadowman #1 (Johnson 1:20 Variant) (2012) Original Cover Art by Dave Johnson.

I was scanning the internet for available Valiant original art, when I stumbled across Johnson's cover for Shadowman #1!

This was a few years after it's release, and to be honest, I was shocked that it was still available. I immediately purchased it.

Since then, a number of collectors have told me that had they known this cover was available, they would have snagged it up years ago without hesitation.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:39:32 am 
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X-O Manowar #11 (Nord Pullbox Variant) (2012) Original Cover Art by Cary Nord.

This cover in many ways represents the magic that followed Valiant's 2012 re-launch. The image was frequently used on social media, and considered visually iconic by many fans.

While it was listed for sale, I had read that it had actually been sold a while back, so I took no action or effort towards obtaining it.

However, eventually (like 3 years later) I asked the question and was surprised to discover that it was indeed still available. SCORE!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:54:54 pm 
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War Mother - Original Character Design Art & Creator Notes by Andres Guinaldo.

Ana (War Mother) first appeared in Book of Death #1 as a cameo character the background of a double page spread that also featured the first appearances of a significant number of characters.

However, the War Mother that would later be published did not appear until 4001 A.D. War Mother #1, which used Guinaldo's version of Ana depicted below.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:58:29 pm 
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